Northern LightsSeeing the northern lights is a once in a lifetime sightseeing experience. With only a few vantage points in the world, this event takes top billing on many travelers’ bucket lists. At A&M RV Center, we are so lucky to enjoy the northern lights from our home in Anchorage, Alaska. We can’t wait to share the experience with you! Get your adventure started with a motorhome rental to check this item off your bucket list!

What are the northern lights?

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon of bright colored ribbons dancing in the sky in areas of high latitude. Another name for the northern lights is aurora borealis. Coined by Galileo Galilei in 1619, aurora borealis was given its name from the goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the god of the north wind, Boreas.

What makes the vibrant colors of the northern lights?

The northern lights are created by ionized gas particles hitting the Earth’s magnetic field, producing dancing colors and lights amongst the stars in the sky. Featuring the colors of the rainbow, you’ll see yellow, green, red, blue, and purple mixing together.

When can I see the northern lights?Winter in Anchorage Alaska

Anchorage hosts some of the most beautiful night skies painted by the northern lights during fall, winter, and spring months. The best displays are around midnight on clear, dark nights.

Can I see the northern lights during the summer?

Light from man-made sources or sunlight prevents the visibility of the northern lights. The summer sunlight makes the sky too bright to see the northern lights. Fortunately, visitors can see the northern lights all year long when projected in high definition and accompanied by music at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Don’t wait to book a once in a lifetime trip to Anchorage to witness this natural beauty in person. Turn someday plans into tomorrow’s travel itinerary, and reserve your RV rental from A&M by booking online or calling (907) 279-5508. Photo credit: public domain via Photo credit: public domain via